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Don't shoot me for this, but I miss my gold (yes, gold) 1.1 Saxo that I bought with the money from my settlement. At the time it was just a car to get me to work and I didn't really think much of it, but the engine was immaculate (plenty of poke for a small engine), the interior was mint, and it was great on my B-road commute to work. Yes every panel rattled, it had more dents than a Spartan's helmet and had a crap exhaust, but it was a very fun car. So much fun, I binned it in a ditch on the way to work one morning......
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The MK1 Focus is a classic! It's the car that turned around the family car segment from dullness to interesting.
Have to disagree with the above statement, the rot with Ford set in with the Mk3 Escort and they haven't stopped yet. Even the 'FAST' Fords these days arn't very inspiring, They just do what they say on the tin without any passion.
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The car I regret losing is an X reg (2000) Hyundai Coupe Gen2 2.0l SE. Totally reliable, mildly modified (Handling, power) 100% fun with all the toys. Unfortunately it was written off by a drunk driver in a BMW, if that hadn't happened I would probably still have it.
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Miss my focus - best handling car by none ive ever owned
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Have to disagree with the above statement, the rot with Ford set in with the Mk3 Escort and they haven't stopped yet. Even the 'FAST' Fords these days arn't very inspiring, They just do what they say on the tin without any passion.

How can the fast Fords not be very inspiring when they are highly rated?

Ford make some very good cars at present, and not so good ones such as the 500 Based KA and Eco Sport.

Yes they haven't got an exclusive badge on the front however the product itself is generally good.
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How can the fast Fords not be very inspiring when they are highly rated?

Ford make some very good cars at present, and not so good ones such as the 500 Based KA and Eco Sport.

Yes they haven't got an exclusive badge on the front however the product itself is generally good.
I agree with you that Ford make some very good cars but good and inspiring are two completely different things. Its a difficult thing to explain but it's the quirks of a car that make it feel special. All fords are clones, you can get out of one and into another and you probably won't notice the difference, which is fine if you just want to go from A-B but if you want something that makes the journey an event in itself then that's not good enough. You'll find that most of the people who love driving will drive non mainstream cars. I drive a 500TA which is neither fast nor particularly good in the handling department but I wouldn't swop it for the best Focus out there. It's the way it makes someone feel that matters.
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I can see where your coming from - but for example Vauxhall make the Adam which can be different to each one however it's terrible.

At the end of the day, I want a car that isn't full of quirks when I just want to get home from work.

I enjoy driving though with the amount of other incompetent road users on the road now that's diminishing - another story.

I'm happy with my clone as it does most things well. Yes it hasn't got a desirable badge on the front but it's a very good car.

I have driven a number of 500's and they are the better car Fiat make. However again the Fiat badge itself is hardly inspirational, something that Fiat do not help when churning out average cars - anyone for a 500LW?
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I can see where your coming from - but for example Vauxhall make the Adam which can be different to each one however it's terrible.
Not driven one yet but I got the impression they were aimed at new/young drivers and are designed down to a budget.

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At the end of the day, I want a car that isn't full of quirks when I just want to get home from work.
Which is why Ford sell so many cars as they 'Do what they say on the tin' unfortunately there's no passion involved.

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I enjoy driving though with the amount of other incompetent road users on the road now that's diminishing - another story.
Are you admitting to being an incompetant driver? . However I get your meaning and can't agree more with you (although if you have the time you can find some good unoccupied back roads).

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I'm happy with my clone as it does most things well. Yes it hasn't got a desirable badge on the front but it's a very good car.
Horses for courses, I've driven my fair share of Euro boxes because they were doing a job.

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I have driven a number of 500's and they are the better car Fiat make. However again the Fiat badge itself is hardly inspirational, something that Fiat do not help when churning out average cars - anyone for a 500LW?
the 500L and LW are products of European legilstion which is a shame.
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I was quite happy with my Punto, but really don't miss it. It'd gone from an average of 5000 miles a year with questionable service history to 10,000 with good intentions. Unfortunately, it ate headgaskets!! 3 in 18 months (half my period of ownership). I got shot of it to a mate (with 3rd HG gone and a gearbox that whined louder than a toddler who's been told no) who was going to break it - until his Mum found out he intended to use her drive

2nd, and current car is a Focus.
I do like it! Comfortable, goes well, handles well and I like look of it. It's a more "technical" feel to drive compared to the cheeky, chuckable Punto. But that's why I like it - that feeling of being in control of where the car goes and when (don't get me wrong, it'll happily warn you when you push too hard).

Not gonna lie, the Ford Owners Club is also pretty good (that and this are my 2 favourite forums)
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I was quite happy with my Punto, but really don't miss it. It'd gone from an average of 5000 miles a year with questionable service history to 10,000 with good intentions. Unfortunately, it ate headgaskets!! 3 in 18 months (half my period of ownership). I got shot of it to a mate (with 3rd HG gone and a gearbox that whined louder than a toddler who's been told no) who was going to break it - until his Mum found out he intended to use her drive

2nd, and current car is a Focus.
I do like it! Comfortable, goes well, handles well and I like look of it. It's a more "technical" feel to drive compared to the cheeky, chuckable Punto. But that's why I like it - that feeling of being in control of where the car goes and when (don't get me wrong, it'll happily warn you when you push too hard).

Not gonna lie, the Ford Owners Club is also pretty good (that and this are my 2 favourite forums)

I have a MK3 Titanium X Estate 2.0tdci 163 - I got it for a very good price, it's massively specced, cheaper to run than my GP was and very good to drive.

I like my GP when I first got it, but lost all faith in it eventually.

I was never keen on the MK3 when it came out, however what swayed me was, My GP was being repaired after being side swiped by a bus and I was given one as a courtesy car.

I looked at a number of other cars, as I wanted an estate because of the dog, but settled on it because of everything it offered.

On a side note - it was amusing trying to put my dog in the boot of a 500!! I had to fold the back seats down (I know it's designed for space)
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Although i have had a number of Fiat's in the past and have the GP still on fleet, the car I really miss most was my 1986 E28 535iSE - a cracking car.

Behind that would be my E28 525e.

Both long gone now.

The Tjet was a good wee car and probably i shoul have kept that one as well

Sorry, it may not be the answer a Fiat Forum is looking for but the question was asked......
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I miss my diesel 406 so much, with it's mercedes turbo and home made fuel pump, my favourite daily driver of all time

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Smooth, quiet, comfortable, long-legged. I used it mostly on long trips over 13 years, having bought it for a bargain at 3 years old. Handled well and performed well, 35 mpg. I have driven quite a few modern cars and they do not seem to have improved much over 40 years, other than the emissions side. I only sold it when the window rubbers started leaking and could not get replacements.

It had 4 gears and overdrive (effectively 6 gears). On outer suburban roads you could stay a lot of the time in 3rd gear, switching back and forth the overdrive, using the switch in the top of the gear lever.
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The car I miss the most has to be my Alfa GT. It looked stunning in red and the black leather interior was just so inviting.

I will get a 3.2 V6 Version one day as that will be classic in years to come
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My most missed car is my 2002 Audi S3. I took it from standard 225bhp to 360bhp I put my heart and soul into it (and all the contents of my wallet &#128563 but I didn't have kids at the time so I see it as money well spent. I wish I could afford another one but whenever I need to spend money on a car I hear the same thing "daaad can I have......" Lol.
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